Posts Tagged ‘aaron gray’
Posted on Apr 13
The Bulls’ 97-88 loss Friday to the Toronto Raptors, in a sense, celebrated a great American tradition. Some 200 years ago, Americans invaded Canada in the guise of liberation that even then former president Thomas Jefferson declared would be little more difficulty than “a matter or matching.”
So coming off one of their most impressive wins of the season Thursday …
Posted on Jan 17
It wasn’t supposed to be going like this, not just a few games short of halfway through the season, Derrick Rose still an interested spectator and with a roster of seven new players.
But with Wednesday’s thrilling 107-105 overtime win over the Toronto Raptors on Luol Deng’s pull up 18-footer with 3.3 seconds left in overtime, the Bulls have quietly …
Posted on Jun 28
1. New Orleans: Anthony Davis, Kentucky. There’s been so little discussion about Davis because he’s the consensus No. 1, if not personally exciting. When Rose was top pick there still was debate about whether the pick would be Michael Beasley. When LeBron was No. 1, there was discussion about LeBron because many thought he was the king of England. Davis …
Posted on Mar 25
The Bulls clearly don’t believe they can lose to the Toronto Raptors. And try as the Bulls might Saturday in being outrebounded, outshot and generally outplayed, the Bulls were right.
They defeated the Raptors 102-101 in overtime for the second time in four days despite trailing badly much of the game and in the fourth quarter both times before Luol …
Posted on Mar 22
Basketball is a pretty simple game. Figure your team is tired, trailing by eight with about 10 minutes left, a little underwhelmed by the opposition and still without the league MVP and its starting backcourt while playing a league most 26th road game.
So you dig in a bit on defense. And hope John Lucas III and Kyle Korver can …
Posted on Feb 12
The great philosopher Thibs often says, as he did Sunday after the Bulls were vanquished by the Boston Celtics 95-91, that every game presents the good and the bad.
Or as Descartes once explained it, perhaps at a clinic to Thibs: “I think therefore I am.”
So let’s think about just where the Bulls are after 30 games: A conference …
Posted on Feb 11
Joakim Noah was talking about how good he feels coming into Sunday’s national TV matchup with the Boston Celtics. So was Luol Deng and several other of the Bulls players, anxious for the chance to test themselves again. It’s when you get the feeling of being little kids again playing ball.
“You feel a certain way when you wake up,” …
Posted on Feb 13
It wasn’t Easy, but it was Big.
The Bulls Saturday came back from a 12-point second half deficit to defeat the fading New Orleans Hornets 97-88 to finish their almost two week Western Conference trip 3-2 and return to 20 games above .500 at 36-16.
The Bulls now have just one more Western Conference road game—in Minneapolis—and are a remarkable …
Posted on Feb 2
A long road trip, like the Bulls begin in Los Angeles Wednesday, can be a turning point for an NBA team because you hear it’s a terrific advantage for team bonding. Players can get spend more time together and continue to develop their team continuity.
That is unless they lose. Because then it will be more important to be home …
Posted on Sep 13
Well, Derrick Rose now officially is the golden child.
That’s because the USA Basketball team Sunday won the gold medal and 2010 World Championship in Turkey, the U.S.’s first World Championship gold since 1994 and official entry to the 2012 Olympics in London.